CLARION – The Clarion County Economic Development Corporation has its eyes to the future with the help of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

KITTANNING – Despite rising costs and the challenges brought on by the pandemic, Armstrong County officials announced last week that the county’s 2021 budget will maintain property tax levels.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – For eight years, until its closing in October 2008, Joe Belfield worked in the sewing room of the Sealy Corporation’s mattress factory in Clarion. During that stint, Belfield learned how to use the different sewing machines employed in the production of mattresses.

NEW BETHLEHEM – An increase in water and sewage rates could be on the table for Redbank Valley Municipal Authority customers in the new year.

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CLARION – Continuing with an ongoing tradition of recognizing an ambassador family for its annual campaign, United Way of Clarion County is marking its 50th anniversary with a multi-generational flare.

HARRISBURG – As local COVID-19 cases rise and deaths mount, the state announced Monday that only four of the state’s 67 counties have “low” or “moderate” rates of infection, while the remaining 63 counties are all in the “substantial” range.

NEW BETHLEHEM – After nearly two years of negotiations, the Redbank Valley Education Association (RVEA), Redbank Valley Education Support Professionals Association (RVESPA)and school board negotiators have yet to settle a new contract with teachers and paraprofessional staff members.

RIMERSBURG – Union School District, one of the last school districts in the area holding out hope of providing uninterrupted in-person instruction for students, made the decision Sunday afternoon to move to all remote education, at least for this week.